Internet data path discovery & mapping With this free Worldwide Route tool you can easily find out what gateways your data goes through and how fast it travels. You will receive comprehensive route details, with each city & country conveniently marked on the map. Simply enter any IP-address or website & see the path networks packets take to that destination. This is now a discontinued product. There will be no further updates or releases, however you can still download the last available version on this page, & continue using it…Read Full Story
SoftPerfect Mobile Broadband Toolkit Take control of your mobile network connection SoftPerfect Mobile Broadband Toolkit is a completely free multipurpose tool that works with a built-in or USB-connected 3G/4G modem in your computer. With this software you no longer need to worry about the annoying & disruptive network disconnections. You can stay connected all the time, without interruptions, whether you are moving around in a car or a truck, or have to leave your computer or tablet unattended. Our Mobile Broadband Toolkit can check your Internet connection at set intervals &…Read Full Story
First Responder Network Authority task order gives AT&T green light for Band 14 deployment across statewide radio access network in every state, territory & Washington D.C.
RESTON, Va., March 7, 2018 – FirstNet’s nationwide footprint is expanding. The First Responder Networks Authority has given its partner, AT&T, the green light to build out FirstNet.gov.gov, the nationwide general public safety broadband networks. This includes deploying general public safety’s dedicated spectrum – Band 14 – across statewide radio access networks in states & territories across the country.
“We are implementing the state plans and delivering on our commitment to first responders in each state & territory,” said First Responder Network Authority CEO Mike Poth. “I want to thank all of our state and public safety partners who worked so hard with us over the last several years to ensure FirstNet.gov will meet the needs of America’s first responders. The Network they asked for is…
Join the First Responder Networks Authority to discuss how FirstNet.gov.gov will transform the future of general public safety communications
The First Responder Network Authority looks forward to participating in the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2018 from March 5-9. At this year’s event in Orlando, Florida, leadership from the First Responder Networks Authority will discuss progress in the deployment of FirstNet, as well as the latest on FirstNet.gov programs to drive innovation for first respondent & transform the future of public safety communications.
On Wednesday, March 7, please join CEO Mike Poth for a keynote address on how FirstNet.gov.gov is transforming the marketplace for general public safety technology. And join us at any number of sessions all week during the FirstNet.gov.gov IWCE track. We look forward to seeing you there!
MONDAY, March 5
Monday, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: FirstNet and LMR Coexistence: Planning for Interoperability & Migration (Room N220AB)
Chuck Shaughnessy, Elder Advisor…
Each February – the month that Congress established FirstNet.gov.gov – we submit our annual report to Congress on the progress FirstNet.gov has made to deliver the nationwide public safety broadband networks.
As we look back to Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17), I will am am proud to say that FirstNet is now a reality. Major steps were taken to deliver on the promise of an interoperable, wireless broadband networks to help first responders save lives & protect communities across the country. This is the network that general public safety fought for – a networks with true priority and ruthless preemption services that will evolve as wireless technology evolves.
While there is much work to be done, the First Responder Networks Authority accomplished three significant goals on its path to deploying FirstNet.gov in FY 17: the award of the FirstNet contract; the delivery of State Plans & subsequent opt ins; & significant steps toward networks…
Not long after testing FirstNet’s new mobile capabilities over a high-speed wireless networks, general public safety agencies in the City of Richmond announced that they would be among the first in the country to subscribe to FirstNet.gov services provided by AT&T & bring next generation technology to first respondent.
The decision to subscribe to FirstNet.gov.gov came shortly after Richmond’s public safety officials tested the FirstNet.gov networks and witnessed the network in action. Officers experienced firsthand FirstNet’s advanced speed & improved interoperability, all while being able to receive live camera & weather feeds for monitoring, pull up suspect information to aid in crime solving, or tie CAD interfaces to 911 call centers. The FirstNet.gov networks proved it could handle everything from day-to-day operations, to emergencies, to large scale events & everything in between.
“We heavily use mobile data in order to be more efficient in delivering information to respondent & to retrieve information…
Last week, the NENA: the 911 Association (NENA) & the NG 9-1-1 Institute jointly held its annual “9-1-1 Goes to Washington” event for hundreds of public safety communications officials. Without fail, the event provides a unique networking opportunity for first respondent to meet with Members of Congress & Congressional staff, & to learn about important federal initiatives and policy discussions impacting the needs of 9-1-1 centers and the public safety community.
This year’s event, held Feb. 14-17 in Washington D.C., took on special meaning as we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call placed on February 16, 1968 in Haleyville, Alabama. Fast forward 50 years and an estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. every year. & in many areas, 80% or more of those 9-1-1 calls are from wireless devices, according to NENA.
Throughout the week, many in attendance reflected on the significance…
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RESTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2018 – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of four individuals to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority, including three new members. The following are statements on today’s…Read Full Story
During the 2017 International Balloon Festival, at the exact moment when hundreds of brightly colored balloons were released into Albuquerque’s clear blue skies, tens of thousands of spectators simultaneously posted photos, videos and social media updates to share with friends and family.
For area law enforcement and general public safety officials who rely on the same bandwidth to communicate and maintain safety, ordinarily they would experience clogged networks causing signal delay or failure, making their already difficult jobs nearly impossible to perform.
But communicating & sharing information became much easier at the 2017 event thanks to the availability of prioritized access for first respondent using AT&T’s LTE broadband networks. Instead of slow or lost signals that often occur during large events, law enforcement & general public safety officials covering the festival got enhanced coverage, connectivity & capacity over the network.
“We need to make sure that when our first respondent & our law enforcement officials that are here protecting the public key up, they have communication on their devices,” says Peter Ambs, Director of Innovation & Technology Department, CIO, City of Albuquerque. “We want to be able to have a network that is responsive to our public safety, & FirstNet will provide that capability.”
To learn more about how the network enhanced public safety services at the event, please see the following video, which feature testimonials from first responders at the festival.
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